Monday, July 1, 2013

Life Serial (#6.05)

Okay, first tip of the day. When I introduce you to Tony the foreman? You might wanna leave out stuff about blacking out and evil lint.

The regulars: Sarah Michelle Gellar, Nicholas Brendon, Emma Caulfield, Michelle Trachtenberg, James Marsters and Alyson Hannigan.
Special guest star: Anthony Stewart Head as Giles.
Guest stars: Danny Strong as Jonathan, Adam Busch as Warren, Tom Lenk as Andrew, Amber Benson as Tara Maclay, James C. Leary as Clem.
Written by: David Fury ("Fear Itself", "Real Me"), Jane Espenson ("Earshot", "Storyteller")
Directed by: Nick Marck ("Somathing Blue", "Fool For Love")

The one where... Buffy knows how Bill Murray feels in Groundhog Day.

Resident evil: Bills, real life.. and oh yeah, the Trio!

The rewatch: So I haven't blogged in ages and haven't watched a Buffy ep in a while. But I was in the mood for something Buffy and decided to watch "Life Serial". Why I keep blogging about season 6 is beyond me as it's my least favorite season, but I digress.

"Life Serial" is a pretty fun ep even though life hasn't been going well for Buffy since she came back from being dead and all. She's feeling directionless and the bills are piling up. Warren, Andrew and Jonathan make things worse by deciding that this is the moment they're going to test the Slayer. Jonathan's test, the Groundhog Day one with the mummy hand, is my favorite. It's a very funny scene and Sarah's great in it. I also loved her at the end of the episode with Giles and it's kinda heartbreaking knowing Giles will be leaving soon.

Even though it's been twelve(!) years since this episode aired, I think a lot of people can relate to Buffy in this ep. Trying to figure out what to do with your life while bills need to be paid. Of course, we don't have to worry about the slaying part. ;)

Extra tidbit: This is James C. Leary's first episode as Clem, even though he's credited as 'Loose skinned demon' or something in the closing credits.

Rating: One of season 6's better eps.

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